What to Expect

Growing Family After God’s Heart

Thanks for checking out Gateway Church! If you are looking for a family-friendly church, then Gateway is the place for you. We thrive on solid biblical teaching, an atmosphere of worship, an openness to the Holy Spirit, and healthy, uplifting friendships.  Regardless of your past church experiences, we hope Gateway Church feels like home to you. Give us a try! Take the time to meet some people and check out our ministries. We think you’ll feel right at home.

Welcome to the family.

What to Expect

Visiting a church for the first time can be an awkward and intimidating experience and we strive to make it as comforting as possible! Our hospitality volunteers will welcome you as you walk through our doors. If you are a new guest, be sure to visit our Welcome Desk. Here you will be asked to fill out a Connection Card and receive a gift from us, welcoming you to our family!

Service Times

Our Service starts at 10 am every sunday. Before and after the service we invite you to join us in fellowship as we enjoy treats from the Oikos Cafe, donuts, fresh fruit and coffee.


We offer parking in our front lot for our Visitors, and handicap parking at both our North and South entrances. The side entrance is available for those who would like to drop off and pick up.

Worship Style

At Gateway we love to worship God with music and singing. Our worship style is contemporary with both upbeat and intimate songs of worship. Some people clap and raise their hands, while others just like to reflect quietly on the words of each song. Our corporate worship is a time to encounter Jesus as we give Him our love.

Kidz Programming

Gateway Kidz provides a loving environment for infants and children through the fifth grade on Sunday mornings. We welcome your children into a safe, child-centered environment where they will learn who God is. We support and encourage them as they learn Biblical truths and continue to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.

Checking-in your Children

At Gateway we aim to make you, the parent, feel comfortable and your children safe at all times. So when you visit us for the first time, the Children’s check-in desk is located by the North side entrance. Here you will see a friendly volunteer ready to introduce you and your child to our children’s ministry, and also answer any questions you may have. After you have checked your child in, be sure to keep your parent tag, as you will need this to “check-out” your child after service.


Not only do we provide a check-in/check-out system for our classrooms, we also require all our volunteers to have a background check, to ensure safety and security for all of our Gateway Family and visitors.




13913 185th Ave NW, Elk River, MN 55330